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Old June 12th, 2010, 04:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Dick Foster
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Default inbox.bak

My computer suggested compacting inbox.dbx. I did. Then I decided to move
all messages in inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx. In doing so somehow I lost about
1000 messages from Nov 2009 until Jun 2010. I still have the original
inbox.bak and think that maybe if I restore inbox.bak I could still get
those messages back BUT I dont know how to restore inbox.bak. Can you help.
PS when I moved all messages from inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx I then got
inbox.dbx with nothing in it. The few messages that will come in can be
deleted if necessary.
Any help you can give me will help alot. TIA


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Old June 12th, 2010, 04:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen[_4_]
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Default inbox.bak

All e-mail items may be missing when you start Outlook Express 6 Service
Pack 1:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918069

To restore a bak folder to the message store folder, first locate the
Message Store in Windows Explorer.

In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the
location of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down.

In WinXP, the dbx files are by default marked as hidden. To view these
files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and Folders
under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options Icon | View, or in Windows
Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.

In Windows Explorer, click on the dbx file for the missing, or empty,
folder and drag it to the Desktop. It can be deleted later once you have
successfully restored the bak file. Minimize the Message Store.

Open OE and, if the folder is missing, create a folder with the *exact*
same name as the bak file you want to restore but without the .bak. Eg: If
the file is Saved.bak, the new folder should be named Saved. Open the new
folder and then close OE. If the folder is there, but just empty, continue
on to the next step.

First, check if there is a bak file already in the message store. If there
is, and you removed the dbx file, go ahead and rename it to dbx.

If it isn't already in the message store, open the Recycle bin and right
click on the bak file for the folder in question and click Restore. Open
the message store back up and change the file extension from .bak to .dbx.
Close the message store and open OE. The messages should now be back in
the folder.

If the messages are successfully restored, you can go ahead and delete the
old dbx file that you moved to the Desktop.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Dick Foster" wrote in message
...
My computer suggested compacting inbox.dbx. I did. Then I decided to
move all messages in inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx. In doing so somehow I lost
about 1000 messages from Nov 2009 until Jun 2010. I still have the
original inbox.bak and think that maybe if I restore inbox.bak I could
still get those messages back BUT I dont know how to restore inbox.bak.
Can you help.
PS when I moved all messages from inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx I then got
inbox.dbx with nothing in it. The few messages that will come in can be
deleted if necessary.
Any help you can give me will help alot. TIA


  #3  
Old June 12th, 2010, 06:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Dick Foster
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Posts: 4
Default inbox.bak

Thanks Bruce.....I got it all back. I really appreciate it
Dick
"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
All e-mail items may be missing when you start Outlook Express 6 Service
Pack 1:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918069

To restore a bak folder to the message store folder, first locate the
Message Store in Windows Explorer.

In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the
location of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down.

In WinXP, the dbx files are by default marked as hidden. To view these
files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and Folders
under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options Icon | View, or in Windows
Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.

In Windows Explorer, click on the dbx file for the missing, or empty,
folder and drag it to the Desktop. It can be deleted later once you have
successfully restored the bak file. Minimize the Message Store.

Open OE and, if the folder is missing, create a folder with the *exact*
same name as the bak file you want to restore but without the .bak. Eg: If
the file is Saved.bak, the new folder should be named Saved. Open the new
folder and then close OE. If the folder is there, but just empty, continue
on to the next step.

First, check if there is a bak file already in the message store. If there
is, and you removed the dbx file, go ahead and rename it to dbx.

If it isn't already in the message store, open the Recycle bin and right
click on the bak file for the folder in question and click Restore. Open
the message store back up and change the file extension from .bak to .dbx.
Close the message store and open OE. The messages should now be back in
the folder.

If the messages are successfully restored, you can go ahead and delete the
old dbx file that you moved to the Desktop.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Dick Foster" wrote in message
...
My computer suggested compacting inbox.dbx. I did. Then I decided to move
all messages in inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx. In doing so somehow I lost about
1000 messages from Nov 2009 until Jun 2010. I still have the original
inbox.bak and think that maybe if I restore inbox.bak I could still get
those messages back BUT I dont know how to restore inbox.bak. Can you
help.
PS when I moved all messages from inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx I then got
inbox.dbx with nothing in it. The few messages that will come in can be
deleted if necessary.
Any help you can give me will help alot. TIA




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Old June 12th, 2010, 06:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen[_4_]
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Posts: 111
Default inbox.bak

You're welcome. Nice job.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Dick Foster" wrote in message
...

Thanks Bruce.....I got it all back. I really appreciate it
Dick
"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
All e-mail items may be missing when you start Outlook Express 6
Service Pack 1:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918069

To restore a bak folder to the message store folder, first locate the
Message Store in Windows Explorer.

In OE: Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the
location of your Outlook Express files. Write the location down.

In WinXP, the dbx files are by default marked as hidden. To view these
files in Windows Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and
Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options Icon | View, or in
Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.

In Windows Explorer, click on the dbx file for the missing, or empty,
folder and drag it to the Desktop. It can be deleted later once you
have successfully restored the bak file. Minimize the Message Store.

Open OE and, if the folder is missing, create a folder with the *exact*
same name as the bak file you want to restore but without the .bak. Eg:
If the file is Saved.bak, the new folder should be named Saved. Open
the new folder and then close OE. If the folder is there, but just
empty, continue on to the next step.

First, check if there is a bak file already in the message store. If
there is, and you removed the dbx file, go ahead and rename it to dbx.

If it isn't already in the message store, open the Recycle bin and
right click on the bak file for the folder in question and click
Restore. Open the message store back up and change the file extension
from .bak to .dbx. Close the message store and open OE. The messages
should now be back in the folder.

If the messages are successfully restored, you can go ahead and delete
the old dbx file that you moved to the Desktop.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA


"Dick Foster" wrote in message
...
My computer suggested compacting inbox.dbx. I did. Then I decided to
move all messages in inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx. In doing so somehow I
lost about 1000 messages from Nov 2009 until Jun 2010. I still have
the original inbox.bak and think that maybe if I restore inbox.bak I
could still get those messages back BUT I dont know how to restore
inbox.bak. Can you help.
PS when I moved all messages from inbox.dbx to inbox4.dbx I then got
inbox.dbx with nothing in it. The few messages that will come in can
be deleted if necessary.
Any help you can give me will help alot. TIA





 




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